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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 6, 1795 Certificate of Jailer Nicholas Robertson Refering to the Escape of James Chamber. Nicholas Robertson [not available] Certificate, Nicholas Robertson's report regarding James Chambers escape from jail.
July 18, 1794 Account of James Hays Joseph Howell Richard Harrison Certification of service and settlement of pay for James Hays, late private in the 3rd South Carolina Regiment.
January 20, 1794 Account of William Hilton Joseph Howell Richard Harrison Certification of service and settlement of pay for William Hilton, late private in the 5th Regt. South Carolina.
November 13, 1797 Certification of payments; account of John Stagg William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $385.38 is due John Stagg, Chief Clerk of the War Office, being the balance of his contingent expenses for payments made for the clothing of Morgan and Elija Carter who made their escape from the Indians, and to James Leonard for services in the Indian Department, and for the boarding payments made for clothing and education of John Durant and Richard Bailey, two youths of the...
October 2, 1792 Various News Items Henry Knox Henry Lee Treaty of Nashville with Chickasaws and Chocktaws was successful. Glov. Blount's official report yet to be received on the escape of Col. Hardin. Politics of France discussed.
May 12, 1786 Orders for the Troops on the Ohio River to Prevent Indian Attack Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Reports hostility of Indians towards the Miami and the escape of the hostages. The Shawnee tribe is not responsible for the depredations. Requests distractions for predatory Cherokees. Refers to embarrassing state of public finances. Expresses fear of Indian war, but claims it shall be a war of justice. Promises protection of local inhabitants. Fear that British Agents will instill hostility...
October 4, 1799 A Most Violent Breach of Civil Authority William C. Bentley Alexander Hamilton Bentley recounts an incident in which several soldiers helped an accused horse thief to escape from the local jail. He is concerned not only about the incident itself but also about how it has been covered by what he calls the Jacobin printers, (meaning the anti-federalist press) as they continue to find fault with the "Standing Army."
September 19, 1794 Opposers of the Government Isaac Craig John Nevill The opposers of the government are mostly ignorant and deluded men who have been led astray by a set of designing men that have taken shelter under the amnesty offered by the commissioners and will escape punishment.
August 31, 1793 Indian Depredations. William Blount [not available] The author describes the murder by Indians of Samuel Miller, the widow Baker and all but two of her children, and the family of Robert Wells.
May 9, 1800 Corrections Due to Errors in the Return, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Upon reviewing his transactions for 1798 Craig has with great pain detected some errors so he encloses corrected returns for the months of April through September of that year. Hodgdon's removal to another city will be disagreeable but at least he will escape the yellow fever. Craig has written to Colonel Forrest to transfer his power of attorney to Hodgdon for receiving the small interest of his...
January 8, 1791 Aid from the General Government Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Following an Indian attack in which fourteen people were killed, Putnam pleads for additional money and resources from the General Government to protect against future attacks.
March 23, 1798 Expresses Concern about Indians, Citizens James McHenry Colonel Silas Dinsmoor Refers to correspondence from Lieut. Col. Butler regarding Coxe. Questions support from the government and the state of Tennessee. Questions whether these Indians should escape the measures taken by Butler. Anxious about frontier citizens. Expects arrival of commissioners in Knoxville.
September 21, 1796 Should Evidence of Treason be Made Public? James McHenry James Ross McHenry believes that the secret did not escape from his office since none of the clerks could have obtained the secret except by way of false keys. Nothing related to the subject has been entrusted to them to either keep or copy. Such being the case, is there any purpose in concealing from the public what has already been discovered?
January 6, 1795 Requested Apprehension of Illegally Armed Ship Timothy Pickering Robert Brooke Report of illegally armed French vessel escaped capture. It was requested the President authorize the seizure of the ship and all her equipment.
March 13, 1790 Indian Attacks Henry Jones Jonathan Brown Details of Indian attacks and murders, fear of increase in hostilities the following spring.
March 14, 1791 Certain Destruction Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam describes the perilous conditions he is facing because of the actions of hostile Indians who are killing settlers and cattle.
August 17, 1800 Preventing Bail for Captain Merchants, Accused of Piracy Charles Page Jeremiah Condy Page discusses the case of Captain Merchants who, having been charged with piracy, escaped confinement and was recaptured.
August 16, 1800 Probably Not Guilty of Acts of Piracy, Etc. Jeremiah Condy Samuel Hodgdon Condy discusses a number of matters including the illness of his mother-in-law and the escape of Capt. Merchant who had been charged with acts of piracy.
September 18, 1799 Thoughts on the Crime of & Pardon for Andrew Anderson John Adams James McHenry Adams discusses his thoughts on the sentencing of Andrew Anderson, believing that the prisoners Anderson was accused of helping escape had induced him to desert. Encloses Anderson's pardon, leaving it to McHenry to determine its delivery -- suggests delivering it to Anderson at the gallows, with the announcement that this is the last time such a crime will be pardoned.
October 13, 1795 Account of a recently-freed private William Simmons [not available] Certifies that John Connor, a private in Capt. Porter's company of artillery, appears to have been enlisted on June 9, 1792. Confirms that he has settled in full for pay from the War Department Accountant's Office, only after escaping to Philadelphia from Indian captivity.
August 27, 1793 We do not permit an individual to be his own avenger. Henry Knox Hanging Maw Knox assures the Cherokee Chief Hanging Maw that the President deplores the depredations that a few bad white men has inflicted upon him and his friends and hopes that they will be punished according to the severity of their deeds. Still, he warns the Maw that, even if the offenders go unpunished, he is not entitled to be how own avenger.
December 25, 1789 Thomson forwards a letter to Knox Charles Thomson Henry Knox Letter, encloses letter; discusses Revolutionary War.
September 7, 1799 Death Can Run Faster Than He Can, Etc. John Murray Samuel Hodgdon Murray expresses his concern for Banger who ran away from death not realizing that, when commissioned to take him, death can run faster than he can. The citizens of Philadelphia seem to be flying in every direction to escape the yellow fever and he is happy that Hodgdon believes that their fears are groundless. The governor's sister is miserable because she has heard nothing from him (possibly...
January 27, 1784 Pay of Connecticut Continentals Oliver Wolcott, Jr. John Pierce Wolcott is requesting that Pierce inform him of the amounts that were provided by the Continental Army to pay the short term enlistees in the Connecticut militia. Since Connecticut had already provided for the pay of these men, it was not necessary for them to also be paid by the Army. He requests that receipts be provided so that Connecticut will know how much was provided.
October 20, 1787 Confession of One of the Thieves who Stole Powder from West Point William Price Henry Knox Mr. Cooper returned from Newburgh and told Price that he suspected Jones of having got and sold powder from West Point last fall. Price followed up on Cooper's statement and found evidence to support it, on which basis he had a warrant issued for Jones' arrest. Jones confessed before Justices of the Peace that he bought two barrels of powder from Welsh and helped Duane carry off four barrels....